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Jul 7, 2005, 07:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by lil'babykitten
2 people confirmed dead.
LBC said at least 20 dead, only two admitted by Authorities.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Sherwin
BTW, ITV1's coverage is better.
Here, MSNBC is using ITV1's feed.

My sympathy to London. No one, no city deserves this.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:35 AM
 
3 confirmed by authorities.

There are definitely more dead, just not confirmed yet.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:37 AM
 
Finally managed to get ahold of my Wife in London. I just hope everyone else is okay.

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Jul 7, 2005, 07:37 AM
 
Al qaeda have taken credit first.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:38 AM
 
I'm in London just now and near one of the spots that was hit. Pretty calm all round, not much chaotic behaviour (we're not Americans).
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:39 AM
 
I'm about to throw up watching Blair on tv.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:40 AM
 
Sadly I think the death toll will rise. Just look at the damage:

     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:41 AM
 
Dang...

     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:43 AM
 
LBK - you in London?
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:43 AM
 
I am a good 200 miles away, but getting more worried about friends in the Capital

Anyway, Frank Gardner a BBC correspondent (who was paralysed when he was shot by Al Q in Saudi), has said that a group related to Al Quaeda has claimed responsibility, and also that he has heard through 'unofficial' channels that it was Al Quaeda related...

Also, they think the bus bombing was a suicide bomber! In London! Madness
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey
Al qaeda have taken credit first.
I just read what the "supposed" claim by Al Qaida said on "spiegel.de". Completely ridiculous CRAP!

My condolences to those effected by these inhuman acts.

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Jul 7, 2005, 07:45 AM
 
100's possibly 1000's of people are still underground.

The death toll could be horrendous.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:45 AM
 
I wouldn't pay too much attention just yet as to who did this. Many groups, mostly unknown ones, come forward to claim responsibility in the initial first few days.

Probably is Al-Qaeeda, but there's many cells to them.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:48 AM
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4659243.stm

Good Link to eyewitness accounts.

London seems to be handling the situation very well.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:51 AM
 
Off-topic. But, Blair is such a friggin tosser. What he said in that press briefing was a joke. Such blatant misinformation being spewed out.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by absolut78
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4659243.stm

Good Link to eyewitness accounts.

London seems to be handling the situation very well.

Yeah, it's fairly calm here.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by version
LBK - you in London?
Yeah but not central, I had a meeting scheduled for 2pm but then this happened. I'm very lucky, as are my mother and brother who arrived at work before the explosions!
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by lil'babykitten
Yeah but not central, I had a meeting scheduled for 2pm but then this happened. I'm very lucky, as are my mother and brother who arrived at work before the explosions!

Good to hear, LBK.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:54 AM
 
Well at least Blair is making his way back to London. My wife and I remember another foreign leader ducking and dodging for safety.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:56 AM
 
imagine if this is just a big distraction so they can get at the leaders at the G8 talks.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:56 AM
 
What a horrific attack. My heart goes out to everyone in London.

I'll be climbing on the metro here in a few minutes... my thoughts are with you.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by absolut78
Well at least Blair is making his way back to London. My wife and I remember another foreign leader ducking and dodging for safety.

lol, yeah. I hope Bush flees Scotland as quickly as possible. He isn't welcome there.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey
imagine if this is just a big distraction so they can get at the leaders at the G8 talks.
Now that would be something. Mind you, I don't think we need bombs to get at Bush. He seems to be very capable of doing damage to himself as seen by him crashing a bike into a policeman the other day.
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Jul 7, 2005, 07:59 AM
 
I think my wife has found a pub somewhere and ordered herself a Stella and some crisps to calm her nerves. I hope everyone else is doing okay. Its good that there is a way to discuss the issue like this.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:00 AM
 
"This is an attack on our way of life" says Blair. Riiigght, so what is the attack on Iraq, then? A gift?
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by absolut78
I think my wife has found a pub somewhere and ordered herself a Stella and some crisps to calm her nerves. I hope everyone else is doing okay. Its good that there is a way to discuss the issue like this.

I'm glad she's ok, it's extremely frightening to have loved ones caught up in tragedy. Staying indoors now should be a good thing.
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:11 AM
 
Fatalities reported from Edgware road blast.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by absolut78
I think my wife has found a pub somewhere and ordered herself a Stella and some crisps to calm her nerves. I hope everyone else is doing okay. Its good that there is a way to discuss the issue like this.
Exactly what I would do. Glad she is OK.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:14 AM
 
BBC is still reporting 2 fatalities.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:16 AM
 
I've only got Net access where I am, and BBC video is probably getting creamed just now - can't connect.
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:16 AM
 
Thanks Moonmonkey.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:17 AM
 
All the times my wife thought I was the tough cookie... proves she and many others are tough, Stiff Upper Lip and all.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by version
I've only got Net access where I am, and BBC video is probably getting creamed just now - can't connect.

Check out

http://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/


they are linking to BBC directly, much faster than BBC.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:25 AM
 
Cheers for that, moonmonkey. That's great.
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I finally have gotten a video stream.
     
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Originally Posted by Super Mario
I finally have gotten a video stream.

um... where?
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:31 AM
 
Video keeps bombing out on me.
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by Super Mario
It was the French.


It's too bad so people can be so flippant on so very serious issues such as this.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by absolut78
All the times my wife thought I was the tough cookie... proves she and many others are tough, Stiff Upper Lip and all.
I'll say. In the interviews with those in the subways, I was amazed at the calmness and toughness when they told their stories.

I'm thinking, "Dude, I'd be in hysterics."
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker


It's too bad so people can be so flippant on so very serious issues such as this.

I agree. Our anger should ultimately be directed at the cause of such things.
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by version
Video keeps bombing out on me.
how apt.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey
how apt.

Oops, I do have a way with words.
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:38 AM
 
I must admit that sitting here in private I came up with some conspiracy theories and some made me laugh, but only because I needed a chuckle knowing my wife is in London.

As far as peoples reactions... WOW, some of those people are calm.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by scottiB
I'll say. In the interviews with those in the subways, I was amazed at the calmness and toughness when they told their stories.

I'm thinking, "Dude, I'd be in hysterics."
It probably has to do with Londons history with IRA. This isn't something new to them and they'll deal with it(hopefully the pre-9/11 way instead of the post-9/11 way).

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Jul 7, 2005, 08:38 AM
 
Have spent all morning getting in touch with all of the members of my team in London. Everyone is now accounted for. We have one person we've sent for counselling who had to get off the Tube near Kings Cross and was walking through Tavistock Square. She saw the bus explode and is very shaken by what she saw.

What kind of person bombs the Tube and then delays bombing the bus so that it's packed with people trying to get to work? What a f*cked up world.
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:39 AM
 
What on earth will happen at 5pm today? No trains, no busses...it'll be one hell of a rush hour!
     
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by absolut78
I must admit that sitting here in private I came up with some conspiracy theories and some made me laugh, but only because I needed a chuckle knowing my wife is in London.

As far as peoples reactions... WOW, some of those people are calm.

I wouldn't dismiss those thoughts that come to your mind. Ya never know.
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by lil'babykitten
What on earth will happen at 5pm today? No trains, no busses...it'll be one hell of a rush hour!

Yeah. I'm meant to head back up to Scotland, but I can't see it happening now.
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Jul 7, 2005, 08:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by von Wrangell
It probably has to do with Londons history with IRA. This isn't something new to them
Yep. We're used to this kind of thing (as used to it as can be possible). 30 years of the IRA blowing stuff up helped us with that.
     
 
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